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17-43 Boat Trailer Impounding Guidelines for councils

Date: Thursday 21st December 2017
Category: Council Circular

Circular Details

Circular No 17-43 / 21 December 2017 / A570745

Previous Circular

16-09

Who should read this

General Managers / Regulatory and enforcement staff

Contact

Policy Team / 02 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.au

Action required

Information

PDF Version of Circular

17-43 Boat Trailer Impounding Guidelines for councils

 

What’s new or changing

  • The Boat Trailer Impounding Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide information for authorised impounding officers about the exercise of functions under the Impounding Act 1993 regarding the enforcement of provisions relating to impounding unattended boat trailers.

 

What this will mean for your council

  • The Guidelines only apply to those councils that have declared boat trailer impounding areas, the details of which can found at www.olg.nsw.gov.au/boattrailers.
  • Other councils considering adopting the powers are encouraged to review the Guidelines, which describe the Government’s expectations regarding community consultation prior to adopting the powers and provide an overview of the process for declaring areas.

 

Key points

  • The Guidelines:
    • provide further clarification on the intent of the legislation with respect to the movement of boat trailers;
    • reinforce that a council’s approach to enforcement of the powers should be fair and reasonable, and in-line with specified enforcement principles;
    • encourage all councils to have a publicly available boat trailer impounding policy to increase transparency in enforcement, and
    • encourage the use of signage to inform members of the public of the existence of declared areas and the legislative requirements.

 

Where to go for further information

  • Councils should contact the Policy Team, Office of Local Government on 02 4428 4100 for further information.

 

Penny Holloway

Acting Chief Executive

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